New trains to join metro


By Staff

Dubai: As part of the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) plan to expand the public transport services in Dubai, the fleet of trains and buses will enlarge significantly before Expo 2020, RTA announced on Wednesday.

2The number of trains will increase to cater to the growing popularity of the metro as well as serving the extension of the Red Line on Route 2020.

The expansion plan will also see the bus network reaching 16 new districts, while services are in for improvement in 19 other districts.

“The RTA is continuing with its efforts to make public transport means the ideal choice of people in Dubai in their daily mobility, be it for work or fun. The future plan envisages further improvements of the infrastructure and the efficiency of mass transit systems, in addition to the offering of broader smart services to the public,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

He added: “Among the key mass transit projects to be undertaken over the next five years is Route 2020, and procuring additional trains to cope with the anticipated growth of metro riders up to 2020 and help improve passenger services.”

Another focus area will be the marine transit network, which will witness significant growth with the launch of the Dubai Water Canal linking the Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf.

RTA made the announcement ahead of the sixth Public Transport Day on Sunday, coinciding with RTA’s 10th anniversary. More info